Centre for Spirituality
Our new Centre for Spirituality is underpinned by the College’s biblically rooted, Christ-centred values.
The aims of the Centre are to:
- offer refreshment to those in ‘ministry’
- resource churches who want to explore issues of spirituality
- promote fresh thinking on the practice of spirituality which is both creative and rooted in the evangelical tradition
- encourage training in spiritual direction
Our first initiative was to launch a series of Quiet Days. Starting in May 2015, the College has been setting aside its building and grounds one Friday each month to encourage and enable people to connect with God.
Each Quiet Day will be based around three chapel services, led by College staff or invited guests, designed to provide points for reflection. The rest of the day you will be free to walk around the gardens, reflect in the chapel, enjoy a coffee in the onsite café, read or just sit quietly. You will be given a guest bedroom for the day, which can be used as your own quiet space.
Revd Dr Peter Morden, Vice Principal and Director of the Spurgeon’s Centre for Spirituality said: “Our Quiet Days are open to all. Whether you are a Christian in leadership or a lay person, if you recognise the need for more ‘quality time’ with God, we invite you to spend a day with us focusing on God. In taking time to pause and listen to Him, we can have our eyes lifted above our present circumstances, our energy renewed and our ‘first love’ restored.
“We welcome people who have never been to Spurgeon’s before – who may be surprised to find such an oasis of peace in London – as well as those who have been here many times. Come and experience our Christ-centred community and journey with us as we seek to put ‘first things first’ and draw nearer to God.”
Quiet Days cost £25 (including refreshments). Delegates may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch in the College cafe, as prefered. In 2019, Quiet Days will be held on:
Friday 15th February
Friday 29th March
Friday 17th May
Friday 14th June
Friday 26th July*
Friday 18th October
Friday 22nd November
Friday 6th December
*The College cafe will be closed on this date.
Advance booking is required. Click here for more information and to book a place.